Chang Eng - LARGE PRINT Author:Darin Strauss Born attached at the chest, Chang and Eng Bunker were the Siamese twins for whom the term was coined, one of the nineteenth century's most fabled human oddities. Nor Darin Strauss has rescued them from the sideshow of history, drawing from their extraordinary conjoined lives a first novel of exceptional beauty. — Taken from Thailand as adolescen... more »ts, Chang and Eng toured the world's stages, finding celebrity while performing in a cage. Fighting for respect their whole lives, they were greeted by royalty and yet mocked by carnival crowds. The twins married two sisters and embarked on one of history's most fascinating and unlikely romantic journeys as they fathered twenty-one children. But the most compelling and mysterious relationship they endured was their won.
Chang and Eng is an unforgettable and sublimely moving story that reveals above all the longing and humanity of these remarkable twins.« less